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Shakespeare's Metrical Art By George Thaddeus Wright,

  • Title: Shakespeare's Metrical Art
  • Author: George Thaddeus Wright
  • ISBN: 9780520076426
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a wide ranging, poetic analysis of the great English poetic line, iambic pentameter, as used by Chaucer, Sidney, Milton, and particularly by Shakespeare George T Wright offers a detailed survey of Shakespeare s brilliantly varied metrical keyboard and shows how it augments the expressiveness of his characters stage language.
    Shakespeare s Metrical Art This is a wide ranging poetic analysis of the great English poetic line iambic pentameter as used by Chaucer Sidney Milton and particularly by Shakespeare George T Wright offers a detailed surve

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    1. In general, meter is not an easy topic to talk or read about It is dry, confusing, and subject to individual scansion so a definitive answer is often not readily available Wright does a wonderful job of guiding his reader down the history of iambic pentameter, and explaining its parts and functions to a reader who may not be nearly as interested in this topic as he is As one of these types of readers, I especially appreciated the time Wright took to explain the rise of pentameter from Chaucer to [...]

    2. Blank verse is uniquely versatile long line form Although a long line, it isn t symmetrical like a hexameter or octometer so it doesn t easily lend itself to being divided into two equal halves and thus becoming two tetrameters Yet it isn t so long that you can t say it in one breath And as a long line non lyric song form it is also flexible enough to express a wide range of moods and emotions, from philosophical questions to anguish I learned about the craft of writing poetry here than from an [...]

    3. And I said, with rapture, Here is something I can study all my life, and never understand The epigraph is from Beckett This book, by a poet, is a sensitive study, which is never pedantic Every poet and poetry lover should study it closely.

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